Florida will lift all restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps and youth sports, allowing Chabad day-camps and overnight camps to open.
By Anash.org reporter
Florida will lift all restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps and youth sports, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced during a press conference on Friday.
“We trust parents to be able to make decisions,” DeSantis said.
However, he said mayors and other local officials may pose certain restrictions on youth activities in their areas, but they are no longer required to restrict youth activities.
“We in the state of Florida have observed zero fatalities under the age of 25 since the start of the pandemic,” DeSantis said.
This decision will allow Camp Gan Yisroel of Parkland to open this summer, and other Chabad houses are planning day-camps and summer activities.
The Florida Department of Health will put up some best practices and frequently asked questions on its website, but Florida officials are leaving it to parents to decide if they feel comfortable in allowing their children to resume activities after months of staying at home, DeSantis said.
The camp is located in Lake Worth, FL, in the Palm Beach area. The first summer session for the boys camp is scheduled to go June 30 – July 20 and the second session July 20 – August 10. The girl’s camp goes from August 11, to August 30.
Camps Gan Yisroel in Montreal and Toronto will both remain closed for this summer due to coronavirus and lock-down restrictions put on place by their local governments